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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J49 for Ripon Road Thirsk to J48 for A6055.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) southbound from J49, Ripon (Thirsk) to J48, A6055 (Boroughbridge), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. National League

    Wrexham will host Eastleigh in the National League play-offs after Nicky Deverdics secures victory over Harrogate Town, who face AFC Fylde.

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  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J52 for A6055 to J53 for A66.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) partially blocked and very slow traffic northbound from J52, A6055 (Catterick) to J53, A66 (Scotch Corner), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  4. Drink-driver jailed for killing North Yorkshire schoolgirl

    A drink-driver's been jailed for almost six years for killing a North Yorkshire schoolgirl in a hit-and-run crash.

    Gary Smith

    Kaitlin Mitchell, 12, was seriously hurt after she was knocked down while crossing the road in Byram and she died later in hospital.

    Gary Smith (pictured above), 37, of Summerfield Drive, Brotherton, admitted causing death by careless driving while over the drink-drive limit.

    He appeared at York Crown Court where he was jailed for five years and nine months and was banned from driving for seven and a half years.

    Kaitlin Mitchell

    The schoolgirl (pictured above) lived with her grandparents Kathleen and Brian Mitchell before her death in September 2017.

    Mr Mitchell said: "I know they say you have to forgive and forget, but having a granddaughter taken from you is the worst thing there is. I'll never forgive him."

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J48 for A6055 to J49 for A168 Thirsk.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on A1(M) northbound from J48, A6055 (Boroughbridge) to J49, A168 (Thirsk), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  6. Tour de Yorkshire: Cavendish to race in mum's home county

    Cycling star Mark Cavendish has been confirmed for this year's Tour de Yorkshire and says the event is particularly special for him as his mum lives in Harrogate.

    Mark Cavendish

    The 33-year-old, originally from the Isle of Man, said he enjoyed taking part in the competition for the first time last year and is excited "to race in one of the most beautiful places in the world".

    He said: “It always blows my mind to see the incredible support of the fans. With some of my family in Yorkshire, it makes it so special and I can’t wait to see them all again.”

  7. Warning to drone pilots after Flying Scotsman incident

    Drone pilots have been warned to keep away from the railway or risk prosecution following an incident involving Flying Scotsman.

    Scotsman traversing Scarborough Bridge in York

    Network Rail and British Transport Police issued the alert after footage was posted online appearing to show a drone flying dangerously close to the railway.

    It happened as the world famous steam locomotive, which is based in York, passed through Surrey.

    Helen Yorke, route crime manager for Network Rail's Wessex route, said: "This was a very concerning incident which put the safety of passengers, railway staff and members of the public at risk.

    It follows another incident at Grosmont in North Yorkshire in 2016 when a camera fell from a drone and hit a carriage being pulled by the engine.

  8. Bar toasts 'best pub' award

    A pub near Thirsk has been named the best in North Yorkshire.

    Pub

    The Carpenters Arms at Felixkirk in Hambleton picked up the accolade at this year's National Pub and Bar Awards.

    It will now go through to the national final next month.

  9. Economic success of Tour de Yorkshire defended

    With just under a week to go until the Tour de Yorkshire, tourism organisation Welcome to Yorkshire has defended the economic effect the race has on local businesses.

    Shop sign

    Each council has paid at least £100,000 to host this year's event and some businesses have questioned the financial benefits it's supposed to create for them.

    One fish and chip shop in North Yorkshire, North Street Fisheries in Ripon (pictured), is closing for the day as its owners say they have lost money on "every event" as customers can't get to them.

    Meanwhile, on the North York Moors, Fiona Gardham, who runs a B&B in Goathland, has told the BBC it would be full anyway because it's a bank holiday weekend, so the business sees no benefit.

    Welcome to Yorkshire says last year's event benefited the region by £98m.

  10. Woman's body discovered in York river

    Julia Lewis

    Police in York say they've been called out to reports of a woman's body in the River Ouse.

    Police tape

    It was discovered earlier this morning by a member of the public in the section near Rowntree Park.

    Emergency services remain at the scene while they recover the body from the river.

    It's the fifth body to be discovered in York's rivers this month.

  11. Awareness day for syndrome without a name

    The challenges families in Yorkshire face living with a condition which can't be diagnosed are being highlighted today.

    Tubes

    It's Undiagnosed Children's Awareness Day, which aims to raise an awareness of a condition which affects about 6,000 children a year who are born with a genetic condition so rare that doctors can't identify it.

    Instead it's classified as a Swan (Syndrome Without a Name) and each case is thought to be one of a kind.

    One of the children born with an undiagnosed illness is 10-year-old Amelia from Knaresborough in North Yorkshire.

    Her illness affects the muscles and nerves in her body, meaning she struggles to walk and eat.

    Her mum Lisa says: "Genetics is an evolving process and even in the last 10 years we've seen huge changes.

    "I think a diagnosis wouldn't necessarily change anything for us, other than to give us some reassurance that we're doing everything we can."

  12. Call for financial checks of new fracking firm

    There are calls for questions to be asked about the financial stability of an American energy company, which is buying Third Energy's onshore operations, including its planned fracking site in North Yorkshire.

    Fracking site

    Third Energy, which is still waiting for the government to give it permission to frack at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale, announced yesterday it had signed a deal with Alpha Energy.

    Tom Reed, the chief executive of Alpha Energy, says he's looking forward to developing the group's energy and generation business.

    The deal is expected to be completed in the next few weeks.

    But David Davis, from Frack Free Ryedale, says the new owner should now face financial checks.

  13. Yorkshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    A largely clear and dry morning, with patchy cloud and long spells of sunshine.

    Winds will strengthen and it will become cloudy, with outbreaks of rain spreading from the west during the afternoon.

    Rain will continue in the evening and winds will become fresh to strong.

    Weather graphic
  14. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this morning, most services appear to be running to time.

    For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

  15. Thermal imaging cameras may be used stop York river deaths

    Thermal imaging cameras could be used to help prevent deaths in York's rivers after a number of bodies were recovered from the water in recent weeks.

    The Ouse in York

    The cameras detect changes in the water temperature and emergency services are automatically alerted when a person falls in.

    A trial run of the scheme is currently being carried out in Bristol, where two people have already been rescued.

    The University of Bristol's smart internet lab says other cities such as Manchester and York could take part in this initiative after expressing interest in the project.

    In the past fortnight, four people have died in York's rivers with calls for more to be done to prevent similar tragedies.